13 days in Seattle & Montana Itinerary

13 days in Seattle & Montana Itinerary

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13 days in Seattle & Montana Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Tours, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Bridger Bowl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman driving holiday site .

Getting from Seattle to Bozeman by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Bozeman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Bozeman

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl
Gallatin River ©
Gallatin River
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

1
night
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Cooke City General Store, get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and finally cruise along Beartooth Highway.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cooke City trip site .

You can drive from Bozeman to Cooke City in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in May, with highs in Cooke City at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montana
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Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post
Cooke City General Store ©
Cooke City General Store

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then stop by Eagle's Store.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cooke City to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Thu), play a few rounds at Meadow Lark Country Club, admire the striking features of Milwaukee Station, and then see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Falls driving holiday planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in May: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 21°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meadow Lark Country Club ©
Meadow Lark Country Club
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Milwaukee Station ©
Milwaukee Station

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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